The consequent match of the Indian Premier League 2020 will pit two teams on the back of contrasting forms. Sunrisers Hyderabad have been on a four-match winning streak, while the Delhi Capitals find themselves in the middle of a pretty bad slump. There is so much to distinguish between the current DC side and the one that began the tournament. From winning the six games out of their first eight to losing five out of their last six, the Capitals have over the last couple of weeks done nothing but hurt their chances, and with a place in the final up for grabs, the clock is ticking.

                               

The Capitals need to find a solution to the one thing that is their core – and that is the domestic batting, the players forming which have blown hot and cold. One of the most promising young batsmen of the current generation, a World Cup winner, Prithvi Shaw is probably in the worst batting slump of his life. Shreyas Iyer, despite scoring over 400 runs, is yet to come up with that one impactful knock. Ajinkya Rahane, has wasted his opportunities and Rishabh Pant continues to pe the puzzling enigma. The lone positives in that batting line-up are Shikhar Dhawan and Marcus Stoinis, but there’s only so much they can do.

DC’s bowling which for the most part of the IPL was deemed one of the best, was taken to the cleaners by Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1. And although Sunrisers’ batting order isn’t as glittering as that of their MI counterpart, the icy-cool Kane Williamson and the even cooler Jason Holder, along with captain David Warner are fully capable of repeating similar exploits.

And why, you ask? Because SRH have reinvented themselves with aplomb, rejuvenating themselves on the back of a string of impressive showings. They first defied all the odds to make it to the playoffs before sending Royal Challengers Bangalore packing. In this game of magnifying proportions, both teams will be looking to deliver the one knockout blow that sets them a date with the defending champions on Tuesday